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Sunday, May 29, 2005

“Filibuster Deal Evaded Key Question on High Court Nominees”: Monday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain this news analysis.

Today’s issue of that newspaper, meanwhile, contained a Sunday Outlook essay by Carl Cannon entitled “The Uncompromising Mr. Bush” that begins, “Before good-government types go all weak in the knees about the Great Filibuster Compromise of 2005, they might do well to recall the Great Filibuster Compromise of 2004.”

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“Michigan judges pivotal in Senate showdown; Saad proves to be a lightning rod for opposition to Bush judicial nominees”: This article appears today in The Detroit News.

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“A false report on turnpike mystery; A Ga. man is expected to admit implicating his estranged wife in the death of Jonathan Luna”: This article appeared earlier this month in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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“‘Pro-life’–with limits; Bushspeak: It’s immoral to trade one form of life to save others–except, of course, when you’re talking about the death penalty. Huh?” Columnist Clarence Page has this op-ed today in The Chicago Tribune.

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“Appointing California Judges: No push for a partisan judiciary; Party loyalty not a major factor for Schwarzenegger.” Bob Egelko has this news analysis today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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“Injudiciously divided: The fight over judicial nominees spotlights the importance of the Circuit Courts of Appeals, which much more often than not have the final say in high-profile cases.” Gail Gibson has this article today in The Baltimore Sun.

Today in The Philadelphia Inquirer, political analyst Dick Polman has an article headlined “Deal may help tilt court to the right.”

The Washington Post reports that “Senate Setbacks Test Frist’s Influence; Bush Has Given Difficult Tasks to Him, Analysts Say.”

The Washington Times reports that “Filibuster battle altering ’08 presidential landscape.”

The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi reports that “Senate filibuster compromise was Lott’s idea, not McCain’s.”

James Kuhnhenn of Knight Ridder Newspapers reports that “Work on nominees could return Lott to ranks of GOP leadership.”

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that “Filibuster resolution puts Pryor step ahead.” reports that “Saad Unlikely to See Confirmation Vote.”

From Michigan, The Associated Press offers reports headlined “Senator’s son chooses courtroom over big-time politics” and “Griffin nomination sparks memories of dad’s role in 1968 showdown.”

The State of Columbia, South Carolina reports today that “Graham sticks to role in partisan detente; After helping broker filibuster compromise, S.C. senator works with Democrats on Social Security.”

The Beaufort (S.C.) Gazette reports that “Graham leads bipartisan efforts in D.C.; U.S. senator receiving statewide criticism for crossing party lines.”

The Independent (UK) reports that “Setbacks pin ‘lame duck’ label on Bush.”

The June 6, 2005 issue of U.S. News & World Report contains an article headlined “Power Play: It was the oddest thing in Washington, a deal done from the center; The question now is: Can it hold?” The magazine also contains an essay by Gloria Borger entitled “Extraordinary Doings” and an essay by John Leo entitled “Time to Fix the Court.”

The Berkshire Eagle today contains an editorial entitled “Who are the judicial activists?

The Arizona Republic contains an editorial entitled “Base instincts: GOP should check TV listings before condemning John McCain.”

In The San Jose Mercury News, Law Professor Kathleen M. Sullivan has an essay entitled “Battle for courts: What’s at stake.”

Bloomberg News columnist Ann Woolner has an essay entitled “Tattered White Flag Flies Over Senate’s Judge War.”

At Human Events Online, U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) has an essay entitled “Nuclear Option Still on the Table,” while Mark R. Levin has an essay entitled “Call Them the Sellout Seven.”

Today in The Denver Post, Andrew Cohen has an op-ed entitled “Anti-judicial rhetoric scary; Senate merely forestalled an inevitable showdown.” And Ed Quillen has an op-ed entitled “Compromise? How un-American.”

In The San Francisco Chronicle, Martin F. Nolan has an essay entitled “Zealots survive filibuster debate; Neither party wins kudos for wisdom.”

In Newsday, Gregory Wawro and Eric Schickler have an op-ed entitled “The majority rules, but for how long? Senate Democrats have given up the filibuster fight, but history shows they could come back for another go-round.”

Online at The American Prospect, Morton Mintz has an essay entitled “Bush’s Judges Matter to Jane and Joe Sixpack: We’ll bet you a vial of Vioxx that it does.”

Today in The Providence Journal, M. Charles Bakst has an essay entitled “In Washington and R.I., Chafee performs high-wire act.”

In The Birmingham News, Law Professor Bryan K. Fair has an op-ed entitled “Filibusters offer United States special protections.”

In The State, columnist Lee Bandy has an op-ed entitled “Graham digs hole for himself.”

In The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Patrick M. McSweeney has an op-ed entitled “Republicans: Warner, Allen split over filibuster.”

In The San Antonio Express-News, Susan Ives has an op-ed entitled “In this joke of a Congress, funny filibuster serves a serious purpose.”

In The Washington Times, Jay Ambrose has an op-ed entitled “Tell McCain it’s ‘Joanie.’

In The Sacramento Bee, Rick Horowitz has an op-ed entitled “News flash, Doc: You’re not the boss of all of us.”

And in The Sunday Times of London, Andrew Sullivan has an op-ed entitled “Old man McCain tries Bush’s crown for size.”

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“Shadowy Preparations For Death; Use Of Petty Cash Kept Execution Arrangements Out Of Public Sight”: This article appeared yesterday in The Hartford Courant.

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In today’s issue of The Los Angeles Times: David G. Savage reports that “High Court to Decide Prickly Cases Soon; By the term’s end, the justices are expected to rule on several hot-button issues, including religion and file sharing.”

And reporting from New London, Connecticut, Elizabeth Mehren has an article headlined “Homeowners’ World Is Not For Sale; Seven neighbors’ challenge to the use of eminent domain to raise more tax revenue goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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